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BEAT THE HEAT Publishing Â Spotlight Â LLC Editor Â Troy Â Henne firstname.lastname@example.org Associate Â Editor Chris Â Snyder Design Â Jordan Â Dusek Contributors Max Â Kurucar Marketing/Sales Â Molly Â Clemens Molly@fmspotlight.com Brent Â Tehven Brent@fmspotlight.com Marketing Â and Â Advertising Drago@fmspotlight.com 503 Â North Â 7th Â Street Â Ste Â 206 Fargo, Â ND Â 58102 Contact: Â 701 Â 866 Â 3907
Â There Â is Â no Â doubt Â that Â we Â have Â had Â some Â intense Â heat Â this Â past Â month. Â Â While Â we Â do Â not Â have Â the Â secret Â to Â staying Â cool Â (air Â conditioning), Â we Â do Â have Â some Â tips Â to Â help Â you Â stay Â in Â shape. Â Â This Â month, Â there Â are Â sev-Â eral Â options Â around Â the Â FM Â area Â to Â help Â you Â (and Â your Â dog) Â get, Â and Â stay, Â into Â shape. Â Â Paying Â for Â a Â gym Â mem-Â bership Â can Â get Â expensive, Â but Â you Â do Â not Â need Â to Â front Â SLOHVRIPRQH\HDFKPRQWKWRVWD\ÂżW7KHZHDWKHULV nice, Â the Â lakes Â are Â warm Â and Â the Â parks Â are Â open. Â Â Donâ€™t Â EHDIUDLGWRKRSRQ\RXU6FKZLQQDQGJRIRUDPLOHMDXQW%HWWHU\HWÂżQGDWUDLO DQGULGHIRUDIHZPLOHVJHWRIIWKHELNHDQGGRSXVKXSVÂ˛DQRWKHUÂżYHPLOHV and Â 20 Â sit-Âups. Â +RZHYHUVWD\LQJÂżWLVPRUHWKDQMXVWZRUNLQÂśRXWÂ˛GLHWLVWKHRYHUORRNHG variable Â that Â most Â people Â forget Â about. Â Â We Â have Â included Â a Â list Â of Â healthy Â alterna-Â tives Â to Â popular Â fatty Â foods Â that Â can Â ruin Â your Â workout;Íž Â but Â donâ€™t Â worry, Â we Â left Â a Â popular Â ice Â cream Â treat Â in Â there, Â because, Â letâ€™s Â face Â it, Â we Â all Â need Â one. Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â As Â hard Â as Â it Â is Â to Â admit Â it, Â summer Â is Â almost Â done, Â but Â that Â does Â not Â mean Â that Â it Â is Â time Â to Â put Â away Â the Â grill. Â Â We Â have Â a Â list Â of Â great Â grilling Â recipes Â that Â will Â DGGYDULHW\DQGĂ€DYRUWR\RXUJULOO7U\JULOOLQJGLIIHUHQWIRRGVVXFKDVIUXLWVDQG vegetablesâ€”throw Â on Â some Â pineapple Â and Â tomatoes, Â or Â your Â favorite Â vegetable Â like Â yams Â or Â asparagusâ€”get Â creative! ,I\RXKDYHDQ\VXJJHVWLRQVIRUJULOOLQJRUMXVWJHQHUDOÂżWQHVVSRVW\RXULGHD on Â our Â Facebook Â pageâ€”all Â suggestions Â are Â welcome! Â We Â hope Â you Â enjoy Â this Â issue, Â thanks Â for Â pickinâ€™ Â us Â up.
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August 2011 Issue 9 FM Â Spotlight Â Magazine Â is Â published Â by Â Spotlight Â LLC. Â Â Copyright Â 2011 Â FM Â Spotlight Â Magazine Â & Â FM Â Spotlight. com. Â Â All Â Rights Â reserved. Â No Â parts Â of Â this Â periodical Â may Â be Â reproduced Â without Â writ-Â ten Â permission Â of Â FM Â Spotlight Â Magazine Â & Â FM Â Spotlight.com. Â FM Â Spotlight Â Magazine Â & Â FM Â Spotlight.com Â will Â not Â be Â held Â respon-Â sible Â for Â any Â errors Â or Â omissions Â found Â in Â the Â magazine Â or Â FM Â Spotlight.com. Â Â Â Spotlight Â LLC Â accepts Â no Â liability Â for Â the Â accu-Â racy Â of Â statements Â made Â by Â the Â advertisers.
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HEADLINES 1. SIZE
We Â have Â hung Â our Â hat Â on Â our Â unique Â size Â and Â the Â â€œpocket-Âstyleâ€? Â format Â has Â become Â part Â of Â our Â brand. Â Â When Â you Â see Â FM Â Stride Â magazine Â around Â town, Â you Â donâ€™t Â have Â to Â look Â twice Â to Â know Â what Â it Â is. Â
2. Distribution Acceleration
We Â plan Â to Â take Â distribution Â to Â the Â next Â level. Â Â FM Â Stride Â has Â stepped Â XSWKHGLVWULEXWLRQLQWKHDUHDVR\RXFDQÂżQGXVLQRYHUORFDWLRQV around Â town. Â Â We Â are Â a Â local Â publication, Â driven Â by Â local Â people Â so Â we Â NQRZDOOWKHKRWVSRWVLQWRZQZKHUH\RXDUHFHUWDLQWRÂżQGWKHPDJD]LQH
3. Event Distribution
Our Â partnership Â with Â the Â FM Â Redhawks Â has Â allowed Â us Â to Â place Â more Â than Â 4,000 Â copies Â of Â our Â magazines Â at Â the Â Redhawks Â game Â every Â month. Â Â Even Â though Â the Â game Â is Â Americaâ€™s Â pastime, Â we Â know Â that Â during Â nine Â innings Â of Â baseball Â sometimes Â you Â just Â need Â something Â to Â do. Â Â What Â a Â great Â opportunity Â to Â grab Â a Â magazine Â and Â read Â all Â about Â whatâ€™s Â going Â on Â in Â our Â community.
We Â have Â a Â dedicated Â team Â of Â people Â who Â are Â always Â on Â the Â lookout Â for Â new Â events Â and Â happenings Â in Â the Â FM Â area. Â Â We Â pride Â ourselves Â in Â being Â the Â latest Â news Â source Â and Â we Â want Â to Â deliver Â the Â most Â XSWRGDWHLQIRUPDWLRQRQDOORIWKHKHDOWKDQGÂżWQHVVHYHQWVLQWKH community.
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FM Convention and Visitors Bureau
FARGO MOORHEAD CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU PROMOTES THE FM AREA AS A DESTINATION FOR VISITORS.
ith over 80 trains a day going through the area, Fargo-Moorhead is not only bringing in coal and railcars, but we are also attracting visitors from all over the US. The historic Great Northern Railway depot in Fargo is a signature of downtown and is recognized on the FM Convention and Visitors Bureau’s website (fargomoorhead.org). The days of traveling by train have become rare, but the FM- CVB is still determined to make the FM area a staple destination stop. Cole Carley, president of the FMCVB, shared his strategy for making the FM area a 30-year tourist hotspot.
MUST SEE IN FM “The Woodchipper” in FARGO Exhibit
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2001 44th St S Fargo, ND
2001 44th St S Fargo, ND
4220 21st Ave. S. Fargo, ND
Cole Carly In your words what is the FMCVB? The Fargo-Moorhead Con- vention & Visitors Bureau is the organization that markets our metropolitan community as a destination for visitors. We reach out to convention and meeting planners, tournament and competition organizers, tour operators and individ- ual travelers to promote the advantages of visiting Fargo- Moorhead.
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Name: Cole Carley Hometown: Casselton, ND Title: President/CEO Years at FMCVB: 21
How have things changed since you started in the early 80s?
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The FMCVB grew during the early 1980s. Since then, we have developed a more sophisticated budget, perfor- mance measurement, integrated marketing plans and our staff has grown from just two to eleven as our responsibilities and marketing options have in- creased. Visitors have changed too as “time poverty” has been a constant in people’s lives and vacation planning cycles becom- ing continuously shorter. Like most other industries, the cus-
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Â Â Â Â Â In Â the Â 1980s, Â we Â had Â over Â two Â thousand Â hotel Â rooms;Íž Â to-Â day Â we Â have Â over Â four Â thousand. Â Â ,QWKHVZHKDGĂ€LJKWVRQ one Â airline, Â sometimes Â two, Â to Â a Â couple Â of Â cities;Íž Â today Â we Â enjoy Â daily Â jet Â service Â to Â four Â hub Â cit-Â ies Â on Â three Â different Â air Â carriers Â and Â weekly Â nonstop Â service Â on Â Allegiant Â to Â four Â other Â destina-Â tions. Â Â We Â had Â no Â place Â to Â play Â football Â indoors Â or Â hold Â a Â concert Â for Â more Â than Â a Â couple Â of Â thousand Â people;Íž Â today Â we Â have Â the Â FargoDome Â and, Â more Â recently, Â the Â Scheels Â Arena Â in Â addition Â to Â our Â long-Âtime Â venue, Â the Â Fargo Â Civic. Â Â Our Â attractions Â were Â the Â Hjemkomst Â Center Â and Â Bonanzaville;Íž Â today, Â we Â now Â have Â the Â Red Â River Â Zoo, Â the Â Fargo Â Air Â Museum, Â the Â Plains Â Art Â Museum, Â the Â completely Â refurbished Â Fargo Â Theatre Â and Â others. Â
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What Â is Â your Â personal Â fa-Â vorite Â part Â of Â your Â job? Â Â Do Â you Â have Â a Â favorite Â event Â of Â the Â year? Â Â :HHQMR\DGXDOEHQHÂżW situation: Â Â Helping Â visitors Â to Â get Â the Â most Â out Â of Â their Â visit Â or Â group Â event Â and Â simultaneously Â VHHLQJWKHÂżQDQFLDOLPSDFWRQ our Â local Â economy;Íž Â all Â the Â while, Â helping Â a Â visitor Â appreciate Â Fargo-ÂMoorhead Â and Â helping Â local Â businesses. Â Â It Â just Â cannot Â get Â much Â better Â than Â that. Â Â Â Â Â My Â favorite Â events Â are Â the Â marathon Â and Â the Â USA Â Wres-Â tling Â tournament Â because Â they Â bring Â thousands Â of Â visitors, Â many Â of Â whom Â have Â never Â considered Â traveling Â here. Â Â As Â a Â consumer, Â I Â have Â the Â most Â fun Â at Â the Â Blues Â Festival, Â although Â my Â travel Â schedule Â frequently Â keeps Â me Â from Â being Â there.
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What Â is Â something Â people Â might Â not Â know Â about Â the Â FMCVB? Â Â Â Â Â Most Â people Â know Â very Â little Â about Â what Â we Â do Â because Â we Â usually Â work Â behind Â the Â scenes, Â
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www.fargomoorhead.org letting our local organizations get the credit and because we do much of our work out of town. We cover every segment of the marketing process: Prospect- ing, qualifying prospects, ad- vertising, promoting, delivering presentations, bringing buyers and sellers together, providing event and hospitality services to groups and individuals and fol- lowing up on their satisfaction. However, we are also selling a product that we do not produce, cannot price and cannot guaran- tee. Wow, what a tightrope act!
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Do you have a good Fargo story or joke? I tell people that our winter marketing slogan is “Fargo- Moorhead: Blue Skies, Blue Lips” or “Community of Many Cultures;; Mostly Throat.” Actually, our favorite FM stories are the “Always Warm” VWRULHVWKDW\RX¿QGRQRXUZHE site. They are true accounts of the wonderful things that local residents and businesses have done to go out of their way for visitors: www.fargomoorhead.org/ always-warm-stories.html
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GROUP GAINS COURTS PLUS IS GROUPING TRAINING SESSIONS FOR MAXIMUM RESULTS
all know what it’s like to come home from work after a long day DQG¿JKWWKHXUJHWRSORSRQWKHFRXFK At the Fargo Courts Plus, 3491 Univer- sity Dr. S, you are no longer account- able to your trainer, but also to your WUDLQLQJJURXS7KLVLVMXVWRQHEHQH¿W of group training—a new program that is being incorporated into a training toolkit of area gyms like Courts Plus. Besides accountability, group-training sessions also offer reduced training rates, partner exercises and a “team- like” morale. Courts Plus training ex- pert, Brad Elliott, described his experi- ence with the group exercise programs.
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FIRST OF ALL, WHY IS HAVING A PERSONAL TRAINER IMPORTANT? The biggest thing that I hear from my clients is, “I probably would have come into the gym today, but there’s no way I would have worked that hard.” Hav- ing a personal trainer gives you both expert knowledge for optimal training, but it also allows you to push your workouts harder than you normally would. Along with that, many people feel obligated to attend their workouts and are not as temped to skip when they have a personal trainer count- ing on them to be there.
WHY IS THERE A TRANSITION FROM ONE-ON-ONE PER- SONAL TRAINING TO GROUP TRAINING? 7KH¿UVWDQGPRVWREYLRXVUHDVRQ of group training is the reduction in cost per session. Whether it is a couple that comes in to train or a group of girlfriends, you can
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FMS Wellness competition between group members;; this can cause them to push each other harder than they would if they were by themselves. There is also a unique social ben- H¿WWRZRUNLQJRXWLQWKHJURXS Although we monitor the rest time between sets, every now and then there is some down time to catch up with friends and build on your relationships.
WHAT ARE SOME CHALLENG- ES THAT YOU HAVE ENCOUN- TERED WITH PERSONAL TRAINING? We do monitor the group size and like to keep them a reason- able size. If the groups get too big, it is hard to focus on every- one’s form when performing an
H[HUFLVH,WFDQDOVREHGLI¿FXOWWR see how hard people are pushing themselves, so we really like to watch the group sizes to ensure they are not too big.
HOW DO YOU FORMAT THE ROUTINE? Depending on the exercise, either we will have the entire group going at once, or we will section it off where one person goes while the other is resting. Sometimes we will use partner exercises where it is critical to have more than one person for the exercise. In that case, everyone trains at the same time and rests at the same time.
IN A GROUP TRAINING SESSION, ARE YOU STILL ABLE TO BUILD A CLOSE RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR CLIENT? Socially, I think group-training works quite well. It is also great to build friendships in a group setting compared to one-on-one training.
WHAT ARE THE RATES FOR A GROUP WORKOUT? For every additional person we add to the group, we only bring the price up $10, the total is the split between the group members. It usually cost around $17 per training session with a three-person group compared to a $30 one-on-one session.
Healing Â Touch Â Chiropractic
BAFFLED BY BUG SPRAY
s concern about environmental toxins and chemicals grow, our focus turns to common household products and their safety. One product commonly used during the summer months is insect repellent. We field many questions in our office from patients who are baffled by bug spray; what is safe and effective? The most commonly used chemical in commercial insect repellents is DEET; this is used in more than 230 different productsâ€”in concentrations of up to an astounding 100 percent. DEET is a pesticide and has been associated with a variety of health problems ranging from dizziness to seizures. The American Academy of Pediatrics advises against using repellents containing more than 10 percent DEET on kids under 6 years of age. Other potential hazards can lurk in commercial bug sprays, such as the chemical permethrin, which is a neu-
rotoxin. At relatively high doses, its effects can include tremors, loss of coordination, elevated body temperature, aggressive behavior and learning disruption. Even when used in low doses it can cause aggressive behavior, disruption of eating habits and agitation. The Environmental Protection Agency labeled it as a carcinogen because it causes lung tumors in female mice and liver tumors in mice of both sexes. It is also implicated in chromosome abnormalities in both human and hamster cells and can hinder immune functions. If you absolutely must use a repellent, it should only be used on your clothing, never on your skin. It is far too deadly to consider using it on your skin. As more adverse health effects from toxic chemicals used in insect repellents come to light, more and more natural insect repellents are cont....
www.htchiro.com being introduced onto the market. These contain natural ingredients you might recognize including citronella, lemongrass oil, peppermint oil and more. Because of their all-natural ingredients you can apply generously without fear of long-term health effects. Follow Healing Touch Chiropractic on Facebook and receive important health information and wellness tips across your news feed daily.
Tiffany Johnson D.C. Founder and Owner of Healing Touch Chiropractic in West Fargo www.htchiro.com www.fb.com/htchiro
Giving Area Charities the Marketing Support Needed for Growth and Longevity
s the name implies, Charitable Market LQJLVDQRQSUR¿W advertising/mar- keting agency tailored to chari- WLHVDQGRWKHUQRQSUR¿WEXVL- nesses in the area. You may EHZRQGHULQJ³$QRQSUR¿W RUJDQL]DWLRQIRUQRQSUR¿WV"´ Yes, that’s right! Believe it or not, there is a dire need of marketing support for under- represented charities right here in Fargo-Moorhead. Founder
and Executive Director, Maxine Schmidt, brings over 30 years of personal, marketing experi- ence to the organization in or- der to dedicate her abilities to limited charity organizations. FM Stride, with publisher FM Spotlight, will be teaming up with Charitable Marketing to EULQJWKH¿UVWDQQXDO&KDULWHH Open to Fargo on August 12th. We also stopped in to look at what goes on behind the scenes at this charitable company.
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Around Â here, Â it Â is Â almost Â impos-Â sible Â to Â get Â a Â job Â in Â marketing Â without Â experience Â or Â connec-Â tions. Â Â We Â offer Â students Â the Â op-Â portunity Â to Â use Â their Â skills, Â meet Â different Â businesses, Â work Â with Â different Â ad Â agencies Â and Â build Â their Â portfolio Â with Â the Â work Â they Â KDYHFUHDWHGIRURXUQRQSURÂżW FOLHQWV7KHVWXGHQWÂśVÂżUVWVWDUW as Â volunteers, Â which Â gives Â us Â an Â opportunity Â to Â mentor Â them Â and Â help Â them Â become Â more Â employ-Â ableâ€”which Â in Â some Â cases Â means Â guiding Â them Â through Â the Â whole Â interview Â process. cont....
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Charitable Â Marketing Â has Â been Â a Â dream Â of Â mine Â for Â yearsâ€”I Â thought Â I Â would Â need Â to Â win Â the Â lottery Â before Â it Â would Â be Â possible Â to Â help Â so Â many Â people. Â Â Now, Â I Â can Â see Â this Â dream Â materialize Â everyday Â with Â clients Â that Â canâ€™t Â believe Â the Â help Â they Â have Â been Â wanting Â and Â needing Â is Â right Â here Â and Â I Â feel Â our Â students Â have Â a Â better Â chance Â at Â reaching Â their Â GUHDPRIZRUNLQJLQWKHÂżHOG of Â advertising Â and Â marketing. Â Â :KHQ,ÂżUVWVWDUWHGGHFRUDWLQJ WKHRIÂżFHLWVHHPHGHYHU\ZKHUH ,WXUQHG,ZRXOGÂżQGWKHVHIXQ interesting Â â€œdreamâ€? Â pieces, Â and Â so Â they Â are Â here Â to Â remind Â us Â that Â with Â hard Â work Â dreams Â are Â possible. Â Â
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We Â are Â just Â preparing Â a Â new Â VFKHGXOHRIQRQSURÂżWPDUNHWLQJ classes, Â which Â will Â be Â released Â soon. Â Â All Â our Â classes Â are Â held Â at Â WKH&KDULWDEOH0DUNHWLQJRIÂżFH 1712 Â Main Â Ave, Â Suite Â #204, Â Fargo. Â Â They Â are Â free Â to Â anyone Â LQYROYHGZLWKDQRQSURÂżWRU-Â ganization. Â Â We Â cover Â a Â variety Â of Â topics Â from Â basic Â marketing Â plan-Â ning, Â to Â getting Â press Â releases Â published Â and Â unique Â ways Â to Â use Â your Â database. Â Â Our Â topics Â change Â depending Â on Â requests.
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First, Â I Â would Â call Â 2-Â1-Â1, Â which Â is Â a Â local Â call Â center Â provided Â by Â
FirstLink. Â Â They Â will Â direct Â you Â to Â the Â variety Â of Â resources Â that Â are Â available Â to Â help Â you Â with Â almost Â any Â problem Â you Â can Â imagine. Â Â Next, Â I Â would Â reach Â out Â to Â Free-Â dom Â Resource Â Center. Â Â Because Â of Â my Â work Â with Â Charitable Â Market-Â ing, Â I Â learned Â about Â the Â amazing Â work Â this Â group Â has Â done Â in Â our Â area Â for Â nearly Â 20 Â years, Â helping Â people Â cope Â with Â a Â disability. Â Â Our Â role Â at Â Charitable Â Marketing Â is Â to Â help Â our Â community Â realize Â these Â organizations Â exist.
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SANFORD HEALTH IS OPENING THE DOORS TO A NEW TRAINING FACILITY THAT IS TAILORED TO THEIR UNIQUE, EFFECTIVE POWER PROGRAM.
Sanford Health has been leading the DUHDLQZHOOQHVVDQG¿WQHVVLQQRYDWLRQ This August, Sanford plans to launch their new POWER Center, which will house their already popular POWER program. Their message is to encour- age individuals of all ages to use their formulated program for improving over- all wellness. FM Stride got insider ac- FHVVWRWKHQHZ32:(5&HQWHUWR¿QG out what the program is about and who is behind the scenes. As we found out, there is a lot more behind the name POWER. The program is not only for high performance athletes, it is for eve- ryone who is looking to increase their ¿WQHVV OHYHO 7R HQFRXUDJH DOO PHP- bers of the community, FM Stride sat down with Pete Simonson, a veteran to the program;; Jenna Stout, an RN at Sanford;; and the Manager of Exercise Physiology, Randy Martin. These three unique perspectives gave us an inclu- sive look at this powerful program.
Q&A WITH RANDY MARTIN
Sanford Health Manager of Exercise Physiology MS, CSCS
The POWER Center is expected to be ¿QLVKHGE\ mid-August.
THE POWER CENTER HAS A UNIQUE SHAPE, IS THERE ANY REASON FOR THAT? This shape replicates the POWER Center used in Sioux Falls and is signature of Sanford POWER. The forty-foot ceiling also gives us some clearance room when working with our athletes. We can throw objects without worrying about the ceiling get- ting in the way. WHO IS THE TARGET AUDIENCE FOR THE POWER CENTER? Our target audience is anybody. You are not required to be a high perfor- mance athlete to participate in the POWER program. In fact, you are not required to have any prior experience or knowledge about strength training. Anyone of any age and ability that EHOLHYHVWKH\FDQEHQH¿WIURPRXU program is encouraged to come out and train with us. We offer one-on- one and group training. This facility is like no other in the area. cont....
We Â are Â going Â to Â tailor Â our Â programs Â more Â toward Â the Â athlete Â than Â the Â active Â adult Â who Â comes Â in Â off Â the Â street, Â but Â if Â you Â have Â a Â strong Â desire Â to Â perform Â at Â a Â higher Â caliber, Â we Â have Â a Â great Â program Â here Â at Â the Â POWER Â Center.
IS THE POWER CENTER GOING TO BE GROUP ORIENTED OR ONE-ÂON-ÂONE? This Â really Â depends Â on Â the Â require-Â ments Â of Â the Â client. Â Â With Â more Â space Â we Â are Â able Â to Â offer Â larger Â group Â training. Â Â For Â instance, Â if Â a Â team Â wants Â to Â train Â together, Â we Â can Â provide Â the Â staff Â and Â facility Â for Â that. Â Â On Â the Â other Â hand, Â we Â can Â concentrate Â on Â one Â individual Â who Â is Â looking Â to Â improve Â their Â strength, Â speed, Â etc. HOW IS THE NEW FACILITY GOING TO ADVANCE THE POWER PROGRAM? For Â one, Â we Â are Â going Â to Â have Â maxi-Â mal Â training Â surfaces. Â Â For Â instance, Â if Â DQDWKOHWHSOD\VDWXUIVSHFLÂżFVSRUW we Â have Â that;Íž Â or, Â if Â you Â compete Â on Â ice, Â we Â have Â a Â surface Â for Â that Â as Â well. Â Â It Â will Â be Â unique Â to Â have Â all Â forms Â of Â surfaces Â in Â one Â facility Â accessible Â all Â year Â long. Â Â Our Â training Â philosophy Â will Â stay Â the Â same, Â but Â the Â facility Â will Â be Â a Â lot Â more Â accommodating Â for Â the Â athlete. Â
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WILL YOU OFFER CLASSES? We are going to be offering classes that are both physical and educational. From circuit classes that incorporate lifting to rehabilitation exercises for people trying to solve an injury to concussion education, overall health, prevention and care of the athletes is a major focus. In the near future, we would like to start bringing in experts from around the country to conduct training seminars and give us the lat- HVWLQIRUPDWLRQLQWKHLU¿HOG WHAT MAKES THE PROGRAM STAND OUT? Besides the facility, our staff is KLJKO\HGXFDWHGDQGFHUWL¿HGIRUWKHLU respective positions. They also have tremendous experience in the industry. In addition, the ability to integrate GLIIHUHQW¿HOGVRIKHDOWKWKURXJKWKH 6DQIRUGV\VWHPLVDKXJHEHQH¿W:H will be working closely with the physi- cal therapists onsite, nutrition consult- ants, orthopedic and sports medicine providers, and all other departments ZKRFRPSOLPHQWDQGEHQH¿WIURPRXU program. The integration of all these ¿HOGVUHDOO\EULQJVDQHZOHYHOWR KHDOWKDQG¿WQHVV
Q & A WITH
Name Pete Simonson Hometown Fargo, ND Occupation Business Owner
WHY DID YOU JOIN THE POWER PROGRAM? Although I was working out almost every day, I was still getting up in the morning and “feeling old.” I could not go outside and keep up with the kids and my energy just felt sapped. My workout regimen was composed of cardio and machine lifts and it just wasn’t getting the job done. I decided to try the POWER program because I was looking for more out of my workout.
AT YOUR AGE, MOST PEOPLE WOULD NOT DARE PERFORM SOME OF THE LIFTS YOU ARE DOING. WHY IS IT SAFE? The trainers here are great. They know exactly how to ease you into the program. In fact, they made me lift just the bar for a couple weeks until my form was perfect. Then, they slowly added weight and monitored my lifts to make sure I main- tained proper form and technique. The trainers truly make a difference in this program. If I had to do this by myself, I would
probably be injured or burnt-out by now. WHAT BENEFITS HAVE YOU SEEN FROM THE PROGRAM? Most notably, I have noticed an increase in energy. I get up feeling re- juvenated and revitalized. Even though I am working out harder than I was be- fore, I feel like I have more energy and like I am in my thirties again. I have also noticed increased strength DQGÀH[LELOLW\WKURXJKWKH program, which is great to see gains for someone my age.
Q & A WITH
Name Jenna Stout Age 25 Hometown Hawley, MN Occupation R.N. Sanford Health Prior Sports Track, Volleyball and Danceline
ers at Sanford do a great job of preparing you for the Olympic-style training and really ease you into the program.
“IN ORDER TO CHANGE YOUR BODY, YOU NEED TO LIFT HEAVIER WEIGHTS AND THESE EXPLOSIVE LIFTS THAT WE’RE PERFORMING IN THE POWER PROGRAM GET YOUR HEART RATE UP.”
WHY DID YOU JOIN THE POWER PROGRAM? I do the POWER program to stay in shape. For me this includes looking good on the outside, feeling good on the inside, and preventing disease and health problems. I also stopped lifting weights after college and I needed something to get me back into resistance training.
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Competing Sports Fitness and Figure Competitions and Marathon Competitions
WHAT IS A COMMON MISCONCEPTION WHEN WOMEN HEAR “POWER” FROM THE POWER PRO- GRAM? I believe many women think that they are going to get big and bulky if they perform some of the Olym- pic lifts that are involved in the POWER program. This simply is not true. In fact, after being in the pro- gram for a while, I noticed that I really started to see a lot of tone throughout my body. In addition, an- other misconception is that women might be hesitant to try the program because of fear of injury. The train-
FMS Grocery List
Grocery List In our society, ociety wwe e aare tempted by unhealthy selections, even aet our alt ocal rocery store. In re aclways onstantly tempted by unhealthy selections, ven our glocal grocery 6RPHWLPHVPDNLQJDKHDOWK\VHOHFWLRQDWWKHVWRUHLVOLNH¿QGLQJDQHHGOHLQDKD\VWDFN)0 VWRUH 6RPHWLPHVPDNLQJDKHDOWK\VHOHFWLRQDWWKHVWRUHLVOLNH¿QGLQJDQHHGOHLQDKD\VWDFN Stride wants to mtake the sthe election process easier by dbispelling some myths about foods you FM Stride wants o make selection process easier y dispelling some myths about foods may hink are ahre ealthy;; all atll he while, providing you wwith eserve. you mtay think healthy;; the while, providing you ith tthe he hhealthy ealthy selection you ddeserve.
Veal, not Beef!
Red meat has a lot of hidden fat, which can potentially lead to diseases such as arteriosclerosis and heart disease. Beef can also carry
Almonds, not Cashews! Although almonds are fattier, they do have much more protein and fiber than cashews. Most cashews have a high salt content that is not usually found in almonds. However, as with all snacks, enjoy in moderation.
many pathogens such as Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (Mad Cow disease) and red meat may contribute to the increasing cases of Alzheimer’s disease. Veal is a much more lean meat and does not have the negative side effects of a high-beef diet.
Fish, not Burgers!
Vegetables, not Fries or Chips This one should almost go without saying, but fries
Fish has a lot of natural oils and minerals,
and chips are popular snacks. Chips are full of
such as Omega-3 not found in red meats.
sodium and saturated fats that can lead to future
Fish is also great for brain development.
health problems. Vegetables are a snack that not only
While it does not have as much protein as
tastes great, but they also are great for you. If your
meats, it is a low-carb and low-fat option
vegetables are too bland for your tastes, try grilling or
that can be cooked similarly to other your
steaming them with different seasonings—there are so
many options when it comes to preparing them.
Snickers Ice Cream Bar, not Cold Stone Oreo Crème (like it size)! Okay, we know this is not the healthiest snack, but every once and a while we all have to splurge for something sweet— especially a cold ice cream for those hot days. While it may seem like it is high in calories, a snickers ice cream bar has 180 calories over the 440 in the Cold Stone Oreo Crème. It still has a fair amount of fats (11g) and sugars (15g), but it beats the 31 grams of fat or the 38 grams of sugar at Cold Stone. One will not hurt, it’s the second and third that can ruin a diet..
BACK IN THE SWING F
or Â almost Â every Â golfer, Â increasing Â their Â swing Â speed Â would Â prove Â to Â lower Â their Â score. Â Â At Â RehabAuthority, Â 3170 Â 43rd Â St. Â S. Â Fargo, Â physical Â therapists Â Eldon Â Johnson Â and Â Chris Â Kraemer Â specialize Â in Â spine Â care Â to Â increase Â Ă€H[LELOLW\DQGVWUHQJWK5HKDE$XWKRULW\KDVDIRFXVHGSURJUDPWRKHOSJROIHUVORZHUWKHLUVFRUHVDQGKDYH more Â fun Â on Â the Â course. Â Â Johnson Â and Â Kraemer, Â along Â with Â RehabAuthority Â CEO Â Dr. Â Kevin Â Hulsey, Â gave Â FM Â Stride Â insight Â about Â the Â new Â golf Â program Â offered Â at Â RehabAuthority, Â and Â how Â it Â can Â help Â golfers Â improve Â their Â game.
RehabAuthority :KDW LV WKH 5HKDE $XWKRULW\ JROI SUR JUDP" Well, Â the Â â€œBack Â in Â the Â Swingâ€? Â program Â is Â not Â a Â mechanical Â approach Â to Â swinging. Â Â Rather, Â we Â focus Â on Â improving Â Ă€H[LELOLW\ DQG VWUHQJWK of Â a Â patientâ€™s Â spine;Íž Â this Â will Â in Â turn Â increase Â club Â speed. Â Â RehabAuthor-Â ity Â is Â about Â spine Â care, Â and Â throughout Â our Â six-Â week Â program, Â a Â patient Â comes Â in Â twice Â each Â
week Â to Â stretch Â and Â work Â muscles Â used Â in Â different Â phases Â of Â the Â golf Â swing. ,V5HKDE$XWKRULW\ MXVWIRUJROIHUV" No, Â about Â 90% Â of Â our Â pa-Â tients Â are Â medical Â refer-Â rals. Â Â In Â fact, Â whether Â you Â DUH JROÂżQJ RU UHFRYHULQJ from Â a Â spinal Â or Â neck Â in-Â jury, Â RehabAuthority Â has Â the Â experience Â and Â the Â knowledge Â to Â help Â you Â get Â back Â on Â your Â feet. Â Â Each Â patient Â is Â different Â and Â
has Â unique Â needs;Íž Â we Â WDLORU D SURJUDP VSHFLÂż-Â cally Â for Â each Â individual. Â Â Our Â goal Â is Â for Â them Â to Â become Â independ-Â ent;Íž Â meaning Â they Â do Â not Â have Â to Â come Â in Â for Â weekly Â or Â monthly Â visits Â after Â treatment. Â Â We Â do Â not Â want Â to Â just Â TREAT Â our Â patients;Íž Â we Â want Â to Â SOLVE Â their Â problems Â so Â they Â can Â be Â liberated Â from Â reoccurring, Â time-Â consuming Â visits.
:KR FDQ HQUROO LQ WKHSURJUDP" This Â program Â has Â been Â designed Â for Â golfers Â of Â all Â levels. Â Anyone Â inter-Â ested Â in Â increasing Â their Â Ă€H[LELOLW\ KLWWLQJ WKH ball Â farther Â or Â eliminat-Â ing Â pain Â during Â their Â golf Â game Â is Â a Â good Â can-Â didate. Â Many Â women Â and Â seniors Â notice Â sig-Â QLÂżFDQW LPSURYHPHQWV in Â their Â distance Â as Â VWUHQJWK DQG Ă€H[LELOLW\ improve.
3170 43RD St. South Fargo
OF THINGS “FLEXIBILITY AND STRENGTH ARE TWO VITAL ASPECTS OF EVERY GOLFERS SWING.” :KDWGRWKHVH VWUHWFKHVGRIRU VRPHRQH" They target different muscles that are worked at different phases of a golf swing. For ex- ample, stretching for- ward and up can work the hamstrings, groin
and middle back. This helps generate torque for an increase of power in a swing. Stretching up can decompress the spine, shoulders, lats and stretch the groin
FMS GOLF area. Â Â Going Â to Â either Â side Â can Â increase Â po-Â tential Â energy Â or Â follow Â through Â on Â the Â swing Â by Â working Â lats Â and Â the Â trunk Â of Â the Â body. Â Â We Â also Â use Â these Â stretches Â on Â patients Â that Â are Â not Â in Â our Â golf Â program. :KDW DUH WKH UHVXOWV RQH FDQ H[SHFW IURP WKLVSURJUDP" Upon Â completion, Â the Â biggest Â result Â is Â obvi-Â ously Â an Â increase Â in Â Ă€H[LELOLW\ DQG VWUHQJWK but Â along Â with Â these Â im-Â provements, Â an Â increase Â in Â club Â speed Â is Â seen Â as Â well. Â Â We Â track Â swing Â speed Â throughout Â the Â program Â and Â have Â found Â
RehabAuthority 701-Â277-Â8448 3170 Â 43RD Â St. Â South Â Fargo www.rehabauthority.com 39
that Â every Â mile Â per Â hour Â increase Â in Â swing Â speed Â will Â result Â in Â an Â extra Â two Â to Â three Â yard Â in-Â crease Â on Â the Â course. Â Â For Â example, Â if Â someone Â has Â a Â ten Â mile Â per Â hour Â increase Â in Â his Â or Â her Â swing Â speed, Â it Â is Â not Â un-Â common Â for Â them Â to Â see Â a Â 20-Â30 Â yard Â increase Â in Â a Â drive.
â€œWE SOLVE BACK & NECK PROBLEMSâ€? -ÂRehabAuthority
STAR ACUPUNCTURE AND CHINESE HERBS
TASHA BOEHLAND BRINGS HER EASTERN MEDICINE TO FARGO WITH 7-STAR ACUPUNCTURE & CHINESE HERBS.
Tasha Boehland How did you get into WKH ¿HOG RI QDWXUDO and holistic medicine? I became interested in alternative medicine as a teenager. Acupunc- ture was always so mys- terious and intriguing to me. With four types of doctors in my family, I started college with pre-med in mind. Dur- ing my second year of college, I followed my alternative medicine
yearning and attended The Acupressure In- stitute in Berkeley, California. There I was introduced to the foun- dations of Chinese med- icine and was instantly hooked. I knew there was no turning back for me and spent the next 10 years practicing Eastern-style massage and other healing arts. I decided to follow my dream and enroll into
the American Academy of Acupuncture & Ori- ental Medicine’s 3,180- hour Master’s Degree program. I moved back to Minnesota in 2007 to start Chinese medi- FLQH WUDLQLQJ DQG ¿Q- ished in March of 2011. What is Acupuncture and what is the history behind the treatment? Acupuncture, one of the eight branches of Tra-
ditional Chinese Medi- cine (TCM), has been around for 2,000 to 5,000 years. Acupunc- ture simply strives to restore equilibrium in the body by using spe- FL¿F DFXSXQFWXUH SRLQWV that lie on meridians in the body. Meridians are like rivers of energy that can suffer from blockage or droughts. When this happens, the energy be- FRPHV VWDJQDQW RU GH¿-
www.7StarAcupuncture.com cient Â and Â disease Â occurs. Â Â Just Â like Â there Â needs Â to Â be Â harmony Â in Â nature, Â there Â needs Â to Â be Â har-Â mony Â within Â the Â body. What Â is Â the Â World Â Health Â Organization Â (WHO) Â and Â why Â do Â they Â rec-Â ommend Â acupuncture? According Â to Â their Â web-Â site, Â the Â WHO Â is Â the Â directing Â and Â coordi-Â
nating Â authority Â for Â health Â within Â the Â United Â Nations Â system. Â Â My Â guess Â as Â to Â why Â they Â recommend Â acupunc-Â
ture Â is Â because Â they Â are Â highly Â aware Â of Â its Â ef-Â fectiveness, Â its Â safety, Â affordability, Â avail-Â ability Â and Â its Â lack Â of Â harmful Â side-Âeffects. What Â certain Â conditions Â or Â diseases Â is Â acu-Â puncture Â used Â to Â treat? The Â WHO Â recommends Â acupuncture Â for Â more Â than Â 100 Â diseases, Â and Â before Â the Â intro-Â duction Â of Â West-Â ern Â medicine Â to Â China, Â they Â used Â TCM Â to Â treat Â practically Â every-Â thing. Â Â Today, Â it Â is Â commonly Â used Â to Â treat Â pain, Â headaches Â and Â migraines, Â carpal Â tunnel, Â arthritis, Â infertility, Â neuro-Â logical Â disorders, Â insomnia, Â stress, Â anxiety/depres-Â sion, Â addictions, Â allergies Â and Â much Â more! Â Â My Â website, Â www.7StarAcupuncture, Â has Â a Â complete Â listing Â
of Â the Â WHOâ€™s Â rec-Â ommendations. Does Â acupuncture Â hurt? Many Â people Â actu-Â DOO\ÂżQGDFXSXQF-Â ture Â to Â be Â nearly Â painless. Â Â When Â there Â is Â pain, Â it Â is Â usually Â mild Â and Â only Â lasts Â for Â a Â second. Â Â You Â could Â compare Â the Â pain Â to Â a Â mosquito Â bite Â without Â the Â itch-Â ing. Â Â The Â needles Â we Â use Â are Â smaller Â and Â much Â more Â comfortable Â than Â the Â hypodermic Â needles Â that Â used Â to Â draw Â blood Â or Â give Â injections. Â Â Once Â the Â needles Â are Â in Â place, Â there Â should Â be Â no Â pain. Â Â Most Â SHRSOHÂżQGGHHS relaxation Â and Â even Â fall Â asleep Â during Â a Â treatment. Â Â There Â are Â special Â needles Â and Â needling Â tech-Â niques Â for Â people Â that Â are Â highly Â
MISCONCEPTIONS ,7+8576 Worst Â case Â scenario: Â think Â mosquito Â bite. ,7,61276$)( Each Â needle Â comes Â in Â sterile Â packag-Â ing Â and Â only Â is Â used Â once Â before Â proper Â disposal Â (incineration). Â Â We Â are Â compliant Â with Â OSHA Â standards Â for Â protecting Â our Â patients Â and Â ourselves Â in Â the Â prevention Â of Â needle Â accidents Â and Â the Â spread Â of Â disease. ,7Âś6-867$3/$&(%2())(&7 Not Â true. Â Â If Â that Â were Â the Â case, Â it Â ZRXOGEHGLIÂżFXOWWRH[SODLQZK\ acupuncture Â works Â so Â effectively Â in Â treating Â animals. Â Â Although Â TCMâ€™s Â roots Â are Â not Â science-Âbased, Â scien-Â WLÂżFUHVHDUFKKDVEHHQFRQGXFWHG and Â it Â continues Â to Â prove Â that Â it Â works. Â ,721/<75($763$,1 As Â one Â of Â the Â oldest Â medical Â systems Â in Â the Â world, Â TCM Â has Â been Â used Â to Â treat Â everything Â throughout Â time. Â Â $OWKRXJKLWVKRXOGQRWEH\RXUÂżUVW source Â for Â emergency Â medicine Â or Â very Â serious Â life-Âthreatening Â dis-Â eases, Â you Â would Â be Â surprised Â how Â many Â conditions Â it Â can Â treat. Â Â We Â have Â a Â saying Â that Â â€œAcupuncture Â is Â great Â for Â treating Â strange Â diseases.â€? Â Â 2IWHQSHRSOHÂżQGUHOLHIZLWKDFX-Â puncture Â after Â other Â conventional Â treatments Â have Â failed Â or Â they Â do Â not Â have Â an Â answer. Â Â A Â great Â example Â of Â this Â is Â unexplained Â infertility.
FMS HEALTH sensitive or very fearful of needles, including acupressure. What is holistic medicine and how does acupunc- ture fall under the cat- egory of holistic health? There is a connection between the health of the body, mind and spirit—you cannot cure one without acknowl- edging the others. A good example of this is
7-Star Acupuncture gastrointestinal disor- ders. While focusing on bringing the diges- tive system into equilib- rium, I would also look at a person’s mental and dietary health. Often stress, which resides in the brain, but manifests itself in the gut, is de- termined to be a major culprit of G.I. disorders. With acupuncture, I would treat the G.I. symptoms, while also treating their “shen”
or spirit, to help them deal with their stressors PRUH HI¿FLHQWO\ ,Q DG- dition, I review their diet and recommend spe- FL¿FFKDQJHLIQHFHVVDU\
What is one thing you want people in the FM area to know about acupuncture? Give it a try! It’s safe, natural, preventative and effective!
Give me a call or drop by my website!
701-885-2900 or visit www.7StarAcupuncture.com
All 18 holes are NOW OPEN at Edgewood Golf Course. Holes two, three, and four have been redesigned to adjust for river levels.
2nd Â Annual Â Streets Â Alive
JOIN THE MOVEMENT The Â Streets Â Will Â Come Â Alive Â Again Â this Â Year Â with Â the Â Second Â Annual Â Streets Â Alive Â Event
TREETS Â ALIVE Â
is Â a Â standing Â tra-Â dition Â around Â the Â world, Â and Â is Â a Â weekly Â event Â in Â many Â South Â American Â countries;Íž Â traditionally Â held Â on Â Sundays. Â Â Fargo Â is Â now Â one Â of Â the Â handful Â of Â North Â American Â cities Â to Â hold Â the Â event Â at Â least Â one Â time Â a Â year, Â and Â this Â year Â the Â streets Â will Â come Â alive Â on Â August Â 28 Â
and Â September Â 18. Â This Â event Â is Â an Â initiative Â of Â the Â Dakota Â Medical Â Foundation Â and Â is Â led Â by Â long-Âtime Â health Â and Â ÂżWQHVVH[SHUW5RU\%HLO â€œThe Â mission Â is Â to Â promote Â the Â health Â of Â our Â communities, Â ZLWKVSHFLÂżFIRFXVRQ improving Â the Â health Â of Â our Â children.â€? Â Join Â the Â movement Â and Â encour-Â
age Â family, Â friends Â and Â neighbors Â to Â come Â out Â to Â support Â the Â event Â this Â year. Find Â out Â more Â at Â www.facebook.com/ pages/Streets-ÂAlive/ 263885966939
Downtown Â Fargo Â -Â Â August Â 28th Â and Â September Â 18th
RORY BEIL How Â does Â Fargo Â rank Â in Â terms Â of Â over-Âweight Â and Â child Â obesity Â of Â our Â \RXWK" &XUUHQWO\ZHÂżQG ourselves Â in Â the Â middle Â of Â the Â pack Â when Â ranked Â on Â a Â national Â scale. Â Â We Â are Â not Â in Â the Â lower Â half Â of Â the Â nation, Â but Â there Â LVGHÂżQLWHO\URRPIRU improvement. What Â was Â some Â feed-Â back Â from Â Streets Â Alive Â ODVW\HDU" NDSU Â did Â a Â survey Â for Â the Â event Â last Â year Â and Â we Â received Â some Â constructive Â feedback Â from Â participants. Â Â Everyone Â who Â came Â enjoyed Â the Â event. Â Â One Â tweak Â in Â the Â event Â this Â year Â is Â that Â we Â cut Â down Â the Â length Â of Â the Â course Â from Â 6 Â miles Â to Â 3 Â miles. Â Â We Â really Â want Â to Â focus Â
on Â people Â interacting Â with Â each Â other Â at Â the Â event;Íž Â by Â shortening Â the Â course, Â it Â will Â give Â more Â people Â the Â opportu-Â nity Â to Â cross Â paths Â with Â someone Â who Â could Â become Â a Â long-Âtime Â workout Â partner.
This Â year Â the Â course Â will Â b shortened Â to Â jue Â over Â 3 Â miles, Â b st Â with Â many Â morut Â e Â events. avenue Â and Â participa-Â tion Â parkway, Â both Â of Â which Â are Â designed Â to Â educate Â participants Â on Â WKHEHQHÂżWVRIOLYLQJDQ active Â lifestyle. Â Â As Â part Â of Â our Â initiative Â to Â lower Â childhood Â overweight Â and Â obesity, Â we Â are Â Â
Last Â year Â over Â 6,500 Â people Â joined Â in. Â Some Â of Â which Â were Â on Â GRXEOHGHFNHUELNHVDQGHYHQDÂżYHSHUVRQELF\FOH
Whatâ€™s Â going Â to Â be Â new Â DWWKHHYHQWWKLV\HDU" We Â have Â set Â up Â special Â attractions Â along Â the Â route Â that Â are Â really Â going Â to Â amplify Â the Â event. Â Â We Â have Â activity Â
encouraging Â kids Â to Â get Â outdoors Â and Â play. Â Â Therefore, Â we Â will Â be Â teaming Â up Â with Â some Â elementary Â schools Â to Â encourage Â outdoor Â activities Â and Â participa-Â tion.
Who Â are Â you Â targeting Â for Â 6WUHHWV$OLYH" We Â are Â really Â target-Â ing Â everyone Â in Â the Â community Â to Â come Â out Â and Â participate Â in Â the Â event. Â Â Through Â our Â survey Â efforts, Â last Â year Â we Â found Â that Â over Â 60% Â of Â our Â participants Â were Â Caucasian, Â from Â middle Â to Â high-Âincome Â families Â and Â were Â already Â living Â an Â active Â lifestyle. Â Â We Â would Â really Â like Â to Â reach Â all Â corners Â and Â areas Â of Â our Â community Â and Â see Â a Â larger Â demo-Â graphic Â coming Â out Â to Â participate Â in Â the Â event. Â Â If Â you Â came Â last Â year Â and Â really Â enjoyed Â it, Â grab Â a Â friend Â or Â encour-Â age Â another Â family Â to Â join Â the Â movement! facebook.com/ pages/Streets-Â Alive/263885966939
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'LUHFWLRQV In a blender or food processor, process raspberries and lemon juice until pureed. Strain and discard seeds. Cover and chill. Place the peach halves, cut side up, on a large piece of heavy-duty foil (about 18 in. x 12 in). Combine brown sugar and cinnamon;; sprinkle into peach centers. Sprinkle with vanilla;; dot with butter. Fold foil over peaches and seal. Grill over medium- hot coals for 15 minutes or until heated through. To serve, spoon the raspberry sauce over peaches.
American Gold Gymnastics
AMERICAN GOLD GYMNASTICS TAKES TO THE AIR WITH THE FM ACRO TEAM & ENCOURAGES ALL YOUTH TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SPORT OF GYMNASTICS.
Most of us in the FM area have probably heard about the FM Acro Team, but what do you really know about American Gold *\PQDVWLFV" 0DUFL 6FKXVWHU LV WKH UHFUHDWLRQDO GLUHFWRU DW American Gold, 2001 17th Ave S Fargo, and she wants FM to know about all the great amenities American Gold has to of- fer kids in the area. Gymnastics is not only a quickly growing sport, but it also is a great way for your child to stay in shape.
Marci Schuster :KDWLV$PHULFDQ*ROG" American Gold offers four types of gymnastics instruction:
1. Our recreational pro- gram has classes for everyone from 18 months 2.
to 18 years. Our show team is the FM Acro Team, which does halftime performances around the country. Our Competitive Gym- nastics team competes around the region and the nation. We are home to the Fargo South, Fargo North and Moorhead High School gymnastics team.
&DQDQ\RQHMRLQ":KDWDUH WKHDJHJURXSV" Anyone can join our recrea- tional classes! We offer class- es for boys and girls of all skill levels. You can get started as young as 18 months, explor- ing the gym with a grown up. They try out our foam pit or jump on the in-ground trampolines. At age 3, they can test out the gym on their own! Do the com- SHWLWLYHWHDPVWUDYHODORW" When the girls start compet- ing at Level 4, they travel to
Profile: Marci Schuster Recreational Director
American Gold Gymnastics
a few meets around the state. Once they get up to the higher levels, they compete most weekends from December through April. They have competed in Minneapolis, Kansas City, San Diego and
FMS Athletics more. We often have athletes competing at the USA Gym- nastics Regional and National Championships. Where are some of the top cities and venues they have SHUIRUPHG" The FM Acro Team has been the half time entertainment
American Gold Gymnastics at nine NBA All-Star Games and has performed at over 30 University of Minnesota Gopher games. Last year they wowed audiences for the Chicago Bulls, the Oklahoma City Thunder and even Notre Dame.
Are there any upcoming local HYHQWV" We are just getting ready to start our new season, so it is a great time to sign up for a class. Many people are curious as to how to get on a team. We select our team members from our classes!
701-Â280-Â0400 and Â you Â are Â ready Â to Â start! Â Â Call Â the Â gym Â DQGZHFDQÂżQGWKH perfect Â class Â for Â you! Do Â you Â offer Â parties Â DWWKHJ\P"
:KDWDUHWKHKHDOWKEHQHÂżWV RIJ\PQDVWLFV":K\VKRXOG parents Â encourage Â their Â child Â WREHLQYROYHG" Everyone Â should Â try Â gymnas-Â tics! Â Â Gymnastics Â is Â the Â basis Â of Â all Â other Â sports Â and Â can Â KHOSGHYHORSÂżWQHVVFRRU-Â dination, Â balance, Â strength, Â agility Â and Â so Â much Â more. Â Â Starting Â in Â gymnastics Â will Â make Â you Â a Â better Â ball Â player, Â hockey Â player Â or Â all-Âaround Â athlete! What Â are Â the Â prices Â to Â join Â $PHULFDQ*ROG" Â Â Are Â they Â FRPSHWLWLYH" Our Â prices Â are Â similar Â to Â other Â childrenâ€™s Â sports Â in Â town Â and Â the Â best Â part Â is Â you Â do Â not Â need Â any Â equipment! Â Â Just Â a Â t-Âshirt, Â shorts Â and Â bare Â feet Â
â€œAnyone Â can Â join Â our Â recreational Â classes!â€?
Yes! Â Â Parties Â at Â American Â Gold Â are Â great Â fun! Â Â The Â kids Â get Â to Â play Â in Â the Â foam Â pit, Â the Â tram-Â polines, Â even Â do Â games Â based Â on Â the Â ages Â of Â the Â guests;Íž Â our Â gymnastic Â professionals Â supervise Â all Â events. Â Â You Â get Â
an Â hour Â of Â gym Â time Â and Â 30 Â minutes Â to Â have Â cake Â and Â ice Â cream Â or Â open Â presentsâ€”and Â best Â of Â all, Â no Â mess Â at Â your Â house! Additional Â Information: American Â Gold Â has Â been Â of-Â fering Â classes Â since Â 1983. American Â Gold Â Gymnastics Â is Â DQRQSURÂżWRUJDQL]DWLRQ Our Â mission: Â To Â encourage Â and Â teach Â chil-Â dren Â to Â believe Â in Â themselves Â through Â quality Â gymnastics Â 52 instruction.
Family Membership (35+)
Associate Membership (30-34)
Junior Membership (26-29)
Junior Affiliate Membership (Up to 25)
No Food & Beverage Minimums 1R6WRFN3D\PHQWV\RXU¿UVW\HDU Free Cart Rental (Except Thursday and until year end) Includes Driving Range 12 Month Membership (One Year Trial)